FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays

FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel MLB series.


Pitcher

Adam Wainwright, STL vs. CIN ($7,300): Wainwright has scored 27 and 39 fantasy points in his two prior starts against the Reds this season, and recently flashed a 54-fantasy point ceiling versus the Brewers. He's also been solid overall at home, generating a 2.92 ERA and .287 wOBA while allowing just two homers over 92.1 innings. The Reds have been hitting well over the last week but still strike out at a rate north of 20 percent against right-handed pitching, while also posting the seventh-lowest road wOBA (.303) in the majors this season.

Catcher

Yadier Molina, STL vs. CIN ($3,000): Molina was pulled after one at-bat in Monday's blowout loss, but came into the game with a .375 average and .406 wOBA over the prior 20 games. He also sports a .331 wOBA overall against right-handed pitching, while Reds starter Robert Stephenson has surrendered a .414 wOBA on the road to right-handed hitters and .372 wOBA overall to that handedness. He's also generated a 7.41 ERA, .329 average and .432 wOBA over his last four starts and a 10.80 ERA over 6.2 road innings to date this season.

First Base

Kendrys Morales, KAN vs. MIN ($3,200): Following a 3-for-5 performance Monday, his third straight multi-hit effort, Morales now has a .352 average, eight homers, a .307 ISO and .445 wOBA over his last 23 games. Tuesday he takes on the very hittable Jose Berrios, who's generated a 7.92 ERA and .385 wOBA on the road, and a .444 wOBA and 7.71 ERA over his last three starts. Morales also has 19 homers on the season off righties, along with a .350 wOBA at Kauffmann Stadium.

Second Base

DJ LeMahieu, COL at SFG ($3,200): LeMahieu's price is a surprise to say the least, particularly for a matchup against the faltering Matt Moore, he of the 9.19 ERA and .435 wOBA allowed over his last four starts. LeMahieu owns a .405 wOBA against left-handed pitching overall and a still-solid .351 figure against that handedness outside of Coors Field. He's been swinging a hot bat all season long and owns a .376 average and .389 wOBA over his last 22 games.

Third Base

Yunel Escobar, LAA vs. OAK ($2,900): Escobar has been one of the most reliable cash game plays in the majors this season and checks into Tuesday's contest with an eight-game hitting streak. He's also tallied a .309 average and .337 wOBA against righties at home, while A's starter Daniel Mengden has given up a .339 wOBA to right-handed hitters, generated a 5.75 ERA and allowed a .350 wOBA over his last four trips to the mound.

Shortstop

Elvis Andrus, TEX vs. MIL ($2,900): Andrus came through Monday with another multi-hit effort, netting him double-digit fantasy points for the fifth time in the last six games. He's been scorching all through September, with a .357 average and .465 wOBA over the last 20 games. Andrus also checks with a .351 wOBA at Globe Life Park and a .336 wOBA against righties overall. Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson has yielded 13 homers and a .348 wOBA to righty bats this season, and a .349 wOBA and five round-trippers over his last four starts.

Outfield

Yasiel Puig, LOS at SDP ($2,700): Puig offers some cost-effective exposure to Padres starter Paul Clemens, who's yielded a .412 wOBA and 10 homers against right-handed hitters, along with a 2.61 HR/9, 21.4 percent HR/FB rate and 43.2 percent hard contact rate. Puig owns a .325 wOBA against right-handed pitching on the road and has been a different hitter overall since returning from a brief minor league sabbatical, with four homers, a .359 ISO and .387 wOBA over his 17 games back with the big league club.

Carlos Gomez, TEX vs. MIL ($3,300): Speaking of sluggers who've started to turn their seasons around, Gomez checks in as another cost-conscious play versus Nelson, whose vulnerability to righty bats was detailed earlier. After a three-hit night Monday that generated 25.2 fantasy points, Gomez now has five games with double-digit fantasy points in his last 10 contests. He also boasts a .312 average, four homers, a .221 ISO and .402 wOBA over his last 21 games and has hit 10 of his 11 homers on the season against right-handed pitching.

J.D. Martinez, DET vs. CLE ($3,200): Indians rookie starter Mike Clevinger has been battered by right-handed hitters to the tune of a .378 wOBA, 36.7 percent hard contact rate and six homers, along with a .395 wOBA on the road over a 47-batter sample. Martinez has been lethal all season against righties, particularly at home, where he's tallied a .371 average, .449 wOBA, .291 ISO and 10 homers against that handedness. He's also managed three straight games with double-digit fantasy points, and has reached that mark in five of his last eight contests overall.

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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